PEACE, SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA -
  • Gambian farmers call for empowerment
    13 november 2018 10:47:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian farmers in Nuimi District on Tuesday insisted that the new constitution in the making should empower them so that their welfare would be adequately addressed by those in authority. Full text...

  • Villagers want new commission for Gambian health workers
    12 november 2018 11:24:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The people of Jokadou District in Gambia have called for a constitutional provision on the establishment of a Health Service Commission to tackle the country’s health problems. Full text...

  • CRC holds consultations in Gambia’s North Bank Region
    12 november 2018 11:17:45
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Continuing its country-wide consultation process, Gambia’s Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) on Monday held meetings in towns within the North Bank Region (NBR) of the tiny West African nation.Full text...

  • UN Chief urges nations to work together
    12 november 2018 00:23:38
    Paris France (PANA) - From conflict and economic downturn to disease and climate change, global problems require “more than ever” a strengthening of international cooperation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders at the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. Full text...

  • Nigerian President Buhari leaves for Paris Peace Forum
    09 november 2018 18:52:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja on Friday for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the three-day Paris Peace Forum which kicks off on Sunday. Full text...

  • Gendarme wounded in terror attack in northern Burkina Faso
    08 november 2018 19:24:46
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - A Burkinabè policeman was wounded early Thursday in a terror attack on Namsiguian gendarmerie station, located 65 km from Kongoussi in the north-central region of Burkina Faso, a police source said.Full text...

  • Senegal opens cyber security training centre
    08 november 2018 16:17:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A National Cyber security School will open in January next year in Dakar, according to a statement issued here Wednesday following a session of the Council of Ministers that was chaired by President Macky Sall. Full text...

  • Kipchoge, Cherono win 2018 AIMS Awards
    08 november 2018 14:23:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - World record holder, Eliud Kipchoge, and three-time Berlin Marathon champion, Gladys Cherono, have been named the 2018 Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) best Marathoners, the IAAF said Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan declares military cooperation with neighbours
    08 november 2018 11:00:48
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Defence Minister, Lt. Gen. Awad Ibn Oaf, has revealed the existence of military coordination between Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt and Libya to maintain security on their common borders. Full text...

  • Gambia’s constitution review body takes consultation to schools
    08 november 2018 10:39:51
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's Constitution Review Commission (CRC), as part of its inclusive drive of involving all citizens in the conversation on what should be or should not be included in the new constitution that is being drafted, on Thursday visited some schools in Banjul to sample students' views.Full text...

  • Dakar forum on peace, security in Africa ends
    07 november 2018 09:48:06
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Fifth International Dakar Forum on Peace and Security in Africa ended on Tuesday in Diamniadio, about 40 km east of the Senegalese capital, with a call on African countries to strengthen cooperation between their intelligence services.Full text...

  • UN peacekeeping official calls for more women UN police
    07 november 2018 06:51:30
    New York, US (PANA) - More women officers are needed at UN Police, to make the work of the Organization more efficient and reach the whole population they are meant to serve, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Tuesday, adding that, “to reach our full potential, we must bring more women police officers into the fold”. Full text...

  • Dakar Forum on Peace and security in Africa opens in Senegal
    05 november 2018 14:49:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The fifth edition of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa began on Monday in Diamniadio, a town 40 kilometers east of the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Full text...

  • Senegalese President urges African states to step up fight against terrorism
    05 november 2018 14:44:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall, on Monday urged African governments to deploy the necessary means to ensure peace and security in their countries, and address the concerns of their youth, in order to prevent them from joining terrorist groups. Full text...

  • Libya denies report of attempted abduction of Chinese diplomat
    31 october 2018 15:28:16
    Tripoli Libya (PANA) - The official spokesperson of the Libyan Foreign Affairs ministry of the national union government, Ahmed El-Arbed, has denied media reports which said that an abduction attempt was made on the Chargé d'Affaires of the embassy of China in Libya. Full text...

  • South Sudan's exiled leader returns home to boost peace effort
    31 october 2018 11:20:29
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan's former Vice President Riek Machar, who fled into exile through the Democratic Republic of Congo two years ago, has returned to Juba, capital of South Sudan. Full text...

  • Gulf of Guinea security vital for food supply in Africa - Nigerian Maritime chief says
    31 october 2018 10:33:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Gulf of Guinea is very important to food security for the West and Central African sub-region and therefore the region must be properly secured to avert illegal activities that may hamper food supply in the African region, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has said in Lagos.Full text...

  • Nigeria bans unauthorised acquisition of firearms, drones, broadcast equipment
    26 october 2018 09:05:05
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Government has, as part of broad measures to stem the tide of insecurity in the country, banned the unauthorised acquisition of firearms, drones and broadcast equipment, National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) said in Abuja.Full text...

  • Interior minister warns Libyans against illegal possession of weapons
    25 october 2018 15:46:05
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan ministry of interior of the national union government, recognized by the international community, has warned Libyans against carrying weapons "without a license or permission" in a country where millions of weapons circulate among the population, worsening the situation in the north African country. Full text...

  • AU, EU commend G5 Sahel, ECOWAS efforts in dealing with organised crime, terrorism
    23 october 2018 18:23:03
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) on Tuesday commended efforts by the G5 Sahel and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to reinforce regional cooperation to address the threats of terrorism and organized crime. Full text...

  • UN says Inter-communal tensions still high despite improved security
    23 october 2018 04:24:37
    New York, US (PANA) - While security has improved in Darfur, inter-communal tensions in the conflict-plagued region of Sudan are still high, with clashes over land and livestock, the head of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission said on Monday. Full text...

  • APR's Hakizimana named Rwanda Player of the Year
    21 october 2018 00:52:43
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - For the first time, APR midfielder, Muhadjiri Hakizimana, was named the Rwanda Premier League Player of the Year, scooping the top award at the third edition of the awards ceremony held on Thursday night in Kigali. Full text...

  • UN Peacekeeping chief says ‘extremely concerned’ over insecurity in Mali
    19 october 2018 20:54:17
    New York, US (PANA) - After commending the “overall peaceful” climate in which the Malian elections were held in July, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said on Friday that he is “extremely concerned” over the increasing number of attacks by armed insurgents, against a backdrop of continued delays in implementing the 2015 peace agreement. Full text...

  • Police Chief appointed to top civilian post
    19 october 2018 09:18:03
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame has appointed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Emmanuel Gasana, as Governor of Southern Province becoming the first ever senior police officer to be assigned a high civilian position in the East African country.Full text...

  • Another gendarmerie post in northern Burkina Faso attacked
    19 october 2018 09:04:08
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Another gendarmerie post in the far north of Burkina Faso has been attacked as terrorists wreak havoc in the West African country.Full text...

  • Gambia Joins Francophonie Organisation
    19 october 2018 08:49:04
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia has been admitted as an Observer to the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), the government said in Banjul on Friday.Full text...

  • Gendarme killed, assailant shot dead in armed attack in Burkina Faso
    18 october 2018 14:45:33
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – A gendarme was killed and his assailant shot dead when heavily-armed gunmen on Wednesday attacked a barracks in Barani, in the province of Kossi, in north-west Burkina Faso, security sources told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • AFRIPOL to create three working groups to fight against terrorism
    17 october 2018 13:30:08
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - The second general assembly of the African police cooperation mechanism (AFRIPOL) decided on Tuesday in Algiers to create three working groups to fight against cross-border crime, cyber crime as well as terrorism and extremism, Smail Chergui, Commissioner for peace and security of the African Union, said. Full text...

  • Chambas says UN is committed to support Gambia
    17 october 2018 08:36:40
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) has reaffirmed the world body's support for Gambian President Adama Barrow to successfully carry out institutional and governance reforms.Full text...

  • Pierre Kompagny, Belgian of Congolese origin, elected mayor of Ganshoren in Belgium
    15 october 2018 14:11:31
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Pierre Kompagny, father of Vincent Kompagny, the best player in the Belgian national football team, the Red Devils, was elected mayor of the commune of Ganshoren (25,000 inhabitants) in Brussels during Sunday's local elections in Belgium.Full text...

  • Burundi arrests another Rwandan woman over alleged 'spying'
    10 october 2018 10:56:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandan woman, Florence Uwimana, has been detained in Burundi's Central Province of Gitega for the past three weeks for allegedly spying, the local Rwandan media reported on Wednesday in Kigali quoting a senior local administrative official in Burundi. Full text...

  • Traditional Chief wants Gambia’s colonial law reviewed
    08 october 2018 13:43:13
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Demba Sanyang, a traditional chief in The Gambia, has called for a review of the country’s over-century-old District Tribunal Act which was developed by colonial administration. Full text...

  • Top UN officials say more support needed to ease humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria
    07 october 2018 05:05:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The top United Nations relief and development officials on Saturday called for national and international partners to step up support for humanitarian efforts in north-eastern Nigeria and help millions of people rebuild their lives in the region that has been ravaged by Boko Haram’s near decade-long insurgency.Full text...

  • Local chief seeks presidential term limit in new Gambia
    06 october 2018 14:03:38
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Momodou Sailu Bah, the head of Basse Town in the Upper River Region of the Gambia, has proposed the inclusion of two-term limit for the presidency in the country’s new constitution that is about to be reviewed. Full text...

  • Kenya launches after arrest of five Chinese nationals with military weapons
    05 october 2018 19:01:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - An assortment of military weapons has been seized and five Chinese nationals arrested in a security swoop in Nairobi on Friday, immigration officials said. Full text...

  • Dr Mukwege's Nobel Peace Prize crowns years of treating survivors of sexual violence in war situation
    05 october 2018 10:27:05
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Dr. Denis Mukengere Mukwege, a surgeon, gynecologist and women’s rights activist, who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday with Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist, was born on 1 March 1955.Full text...

  • DR Congo gynaecologist, Yazidi rights activist win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
    05 october 2018 09:46:37
    Oslo, Norway (PANA) - The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday announced that DR Congo gynaecologist, Dr Denis Mukwege, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist, have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Full text...

  • UNHCR honours South Sudanese surgeon with 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award
    02 october 2018 07:03:26
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on Monday honoured Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, a surgeon from South Sudan, with the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony in Geneva. Full text...

  • Gambian traditional chief prefers ministers picked from parliament
    01 october 2018 16:28:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A Gambian traditional chief, Kanimang Sanneh, from Upper River Region, has called for a parliamentary system of government in which legislators could serve as ministers, thereby bringing the government closer to the people, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • UN officials urge support as Darfur attempts to ‘turn the page’ from conflict to peace
    29 september 2018 10:59:09
    New York, US (PANA) - Stating that while the Darfur region of Sudan, which for years was torn by strife and displacement, is now increasingly stable, top United Nations officials on Friday urged continued international support to ensure that hard-won gains take hold. Full text...

  • Gambia’s new constitution will stand test of time – CRC chairman
    28 september 2018 11:31:26
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Justice Cherno Sulayman Jallow, the chairman of Gambia’s Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), said on that the new constitution will be one of the best that will stand the test of time. Full text...

  • Peacekeeping expectations ‘far outstrip resources’: UN chief
    26 september 2018 06:51:51
    New York, US (PANA) - “Expectations for peacekeeping have so far outstripped its resources,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told Heads of State and Government on Tuesday, as he opened a High-Level meeting marking the 70th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping operations, at UN Headquarters in New York. Full text...

  • Best FIFA Football Award winners to be announced on Monday
    24 september 2018 13:08:20
    London, UK (PANA) - The world's best male and female footballers will be named at the Best FIFA Football Awards in London on Monday. Full text...

  • South Sudanese leaders in Khartoum to celebrate peace agreement
    22 september 2018 10:47:10
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan has underlined his country's support for South Sudan until the leaders in that country achieve a comprehensive peace and stability, stressing that Khartoum has no intentions to interfere in South Sudan domestic affairs.Full text...

  • Peace is at risk and violated in many places, but ‘we will not give up,’ says UN chief
    22 september 2018 05:07:58
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday in New York cited the strong correlation between the International Day of Peace and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a basis for peace. Full text...

  • UNESCO holds Roundtable on "Building Just and Peaceful Societies"
    21 september 2018 15:35:55
    Paris, France (PANA) - On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Peace on 21 September, UNESCO will organize a roundtable discussion on the complex but intrinsic relationship between human rights and sustainable peace. Full text...

  • Peacekeeping chief urges Security Council to adjust UN force in Abyei to current realities
    21 september 2018 06:38:00
    New York, US (PANA) - Amidst an increase in criminal activity in the Abyei area, which is contested by Sudan and South Sudan, the United Nations top peacekeeping official on Thursday called for deployment of additional police units, to enhance the UN’s focus on maintaining law and order there, and furthering peace between local communities. Full text...

  • South Sudanese soldier who shot UN peacekeeper to face court martial: UN mission chief
    19 september 2018 18:20:53
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The South Sudanese soldier who shot and wounded a UN peacekeeper on Saturday is facing a court martial, said David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), during a press conference in the capital, Juba. Full text...

  • Eritrea peace deal prompts hope of internal reforms, to improve fundamental human rights
    19 september 2018 04:50:44
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia has raised hopes that improving human rights will be front and centre on Eritrea’s path forward, according to a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia, Eritrea declare end of war, turn to comprehensive economic ties
    18 september 2018 18:12:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki have signed an agreement, effectively ending the two-decade long war between the two neighbours and signalled the start of a comprehensive economic and political cooperation.Full text...

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